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Senior Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 13 – 17

“You feel really at home, surrounded by a group of really nice kids who share the same passion as me”
-Senior Gecko Ensemble member 2016

The Senior Gecko Ensemble is all about building theatre skills and professional practice in an environment of play, imagination and possibility. Over the year this ensemble will explore acting fundamentals, Shakespeare monologues and a range of theatre devising techniques, in a playful, supportive and professional environment.

Term 3: Supernatural Stories

Term three at Barking Gecko is all about the spirit world. Barking Gecko is developing a play about ghosts, so everything this term is focussed on the spirit world.

Term three is a process term: This means we are focussed on introducing young people to the fundamental elements of acting through a powerful and relevant theme, and not on rehearsing for a performance outcome.

Over a period of nine sessions, young people in the Senior Gecko Ensembles will explore the theme of Ghosts, Spirits and the Supernatural, in a fun environment where their ideas are valued. This will culminate in a short showing of work in process (not a fully rehearsed performance) to share what they have been working on. By the end of the term participants will have developed their ability to improvise and will have an increased confidence and range in their imaginative, vocal and physical expression.

Term 4: Program Updates Coming Soon – Term 4 is a Performance Focused Term 

Term 4 takes students from process to performance. Details of the course content will be made available when enrolments open.

Looking for Term one and two programs? We cleaned this page up a bit now you’ll find those topics in this post.


Term programs are correct at the time of publication but may change during the year in response to changing circumstances or to better meet the needs of children enrolled in an Ensemble group. More details about individual Term programs will be made available when enrolments open for that term.

You can find a Senior Gecko Ensemble at the following venues and times.

Gecko Ensembles run every week of the school term, normally starting the first Saturday of each term.  Each term concludes with a showing for parents and friends at the last session of the term.

The University of Western Australia

Dates  – Term Three Saturday 22 July – 16 September
Times 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $380 or $349.60 with early bird special*

Dates – Term Three Saturday 22 July – 16 September
Times 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $380 or $349.60 with early bird special*

Koorliny Arts Centre – Kwinana

Dates – Term Term Three Saturday 22 July – 16 September
Times 12.30 – 2pm
Venue Koorliny Arts Cente, 10 Hutchins Way, Kwinana
Cost $200 or $165.60 with early bird special*

Broome in association with Broome Civic Theatre

Dates – Term Three Saturday 22 July – 16 September
Times 11 – 1pm
Venue Broome,  Broome Civic Centre, 27 Weld St, Broome WA
Cost $250 or $230 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 8 July  2017.

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